Finance Operations Manager

  • Job Reference: ACBFU1002/CC
  • Date Posted: 5 February 2021
  • Recruiter: FareShare UK
  • Location: London
  • Salary: £35,500
  • Sector: Finance Manager
  • Job Type: Permanent

Job Description

Finance Operations Manager
Home Based (working from our London office when restrictions allow)

About Us

We are FareShare, the UK’s largest charity fighting hunger and food waste. We are a charitable distribution network that takes excess, in-date and good to eat food and redistributes it to other charities that turn it into meals.

We operate 21 regional centres around the UK – the majority of these are run by local charitable organisations (we call them delivery partners). This enables us to be a UK-wide organisation while keeping local concerns at the heart of our actions.

We are looking for a Finance Operations Manager to join our team in a critical capacity for our continued success. Initially, this role will be home-based however it is envisaged that you will work from our London office when we are able,

The Benefits

- Salary of £35,500
- Pension
- Travelcard loans (if required)
- Cycle to work scheme
- Employee assistance programme
- Help to feed families in need and make sure that no good food goes to waste
- Support the smooth running of an established charity

This is the ideal role for a qualified accounting professional with leadership experience to advance their career with our growing charity.

With more people than ever requiring our help and support, we have grown our offering and expanded our services throughout 2020 to ensure that we can meet demand and provide food and meals for more individuals and families than ever before. As such, we have developed internally to make sure we have the infrastructure to support our rapid external expansion.

2021 is a great time to join our team and provide us with the expertise we need internally to continue to provide our services throughout the country.

In addition to the incredible, resilient and dedicated mentality of our teams, we are also offering the potential for future progression for the right candidate and the chance to lead on exciting projects that will enhance your knowledge and skills.

The Role

As the Finance Operations Manager, you will join our Finance Department and take on a broad range of responsibilities that will enable our continuing financial capability.

Specifically, you will lead the transactional accounting team of four which oversees the day-to-day operation of the accounts payable and receivable ledgers. You will support the team’s professional development, provide them with direction and ensure they are effectively managed.

Supporting the Head of Finance in the development of the wider Finance Team, you will update processes and documentation and act as the face of the customer-focused Finance Department.

Additionally, you will play an important role in the continuing development of the finance system we have recently introduced.

The key focuses of your role will be to manage and monitor:

- The day-to-day accounts payable and receivable activities
- Month-end processes
- Cash flow
- Bank reconciliations
- Accounting records

About You

To be considered as the Finance Operations Manager, you will need:

- An accounting qualification such as AAT, late-stage ACCA or equivalent
- Experience of managing and developing junior staff
- Broad experience of working across a finance function including preparing bank and other reconciliations, sales invoicing and credit control, payment runs and managing suppliers. Direct experience in every area is not necessary but the candidate would need to be able to demonstrate the ability to learn and a general understanding of the important factors in each
- Experience of developing and improving process and controls
- Excellent communication skills

Experience of working in a Charity/Not-for-Profit financial environment would be highly beneficial, but not essential, to your application.

Other organisations may call this role Finance Team Manager, Ledger Team Manager, Accounting Manager, Accounts Team Manager, or Finance Operations Lead.

The closing date for this role is the 10th February 2021.

Webrecruit and FareShare are equal opportunities employers, value diversity and are strongly committed to providing equal employment opportunities for all employees and all applicants for employment. Equal opportunities are the only acceptable way to conduct business and we believe that the more inclusive our environments are, the better our work will be.

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